part of the on-line tour is heading east out of the town of
Montague via Route 4. Just outside of the town limits you’ll
find Route 319, which makes a loop and comes back onto the main
highway about 2 miles up the road.
you keep straight east out of town and travel to Route
319 by the main highway you will pass a gas station,
garages, Fair Ile Ford car dealership, car wash, automotive
stores, bakery/restaurant and a drive-in-restaurant
that will take you back a few years. They still come
out to wait on your car …….. just keep your
lights on for service.
you take the first turn off onto Route 319, or the one
two miles up the road, which is the Brudenell Point
Road. Travel right to the end of the paved road, continue
on the red dirt road to the end. This area is called
Brudenell Point and offers an abundance of history;
it is the historic site of Roma at Three Rivers. This
site is where the first French commercial settlement
was started back in 1732 and the ship building era of
June 1732 Jean Pierre Roma and his small band of settlers,
workers and fishermen sailed into Cardigan Bay on eastern
Isle St. Jean (now Prince Edward Island) and landed
on what is now known as Brudenell Point to start the
settlement, which he called Trois Rivières. The
Montague, Brudenell and the Cardigan are the three rivers
that meet at Brudenell Point and have been named Heritage
Rivers. There are also nine kilometers of intersecting
trails with magnificent river views with one being the
Heritage Trail. This trail goes through the sites where
Jean Pierre Roma established his community.
you get back on Route 4 proceed to Pools Corner where you
will find a four way intersection. You should proceed to your right, which will take you to the capital of King's County, the historic Georgetown.
southeast on Route 3 to Brudenell River Povincial Park you’ll
find a golfers paradise. Two 18-hole golf links, courses,
the Brudenell and Dundarave are in the Povincial Park. If
you are interested in a golf lesson you can try your hand
at the Canadian Golf Academy, which is also located in the
park. The park offers tent sites as well as an RV camping
and for the little ones in your family an excellent playground.
If you are interested in kayaking, canoeing or biking you’ll
find rentals at the resort for you to enjoy.
a horseback ride through the woods, along the beach
and the sun is setting on the river. The Brudenell Riding
Stabes offer horseback trail rides and pony rides for
the little ones. If it is a horseback ride or a walk
along the beach that you experience you will be gazing
out upon the Brudenell River, which has been designated
as a heritage river. Just off shore there is a little
island called, Brudenell Island, where Scottish settlers
are buried. This island is accessible and there are
old tombstones that mark a bit of island history. It
has benches placed under the trees for you to relax
and enjoy the beautiful foliage and river.
Horseback riding on the
you are back on the road head right onto Route 3 to the Capital
of Kings County, Georgetown. The Town of Georgetown is a close-knit
community. Its history back as far as the 1700’s is as
old as the settled history of the Province of Prince Edward
Island. A collection of venerable and beautiful old historic
buildings intertwining with more recent structures, all laid
out in a broad street system in the fashion of centuries past.
This coastal town has a magnificent view of Brudenell Point,
Lower Montague and the open waterway. The wharf is excellently
situated for the larger boats that dock there; the town has
a history with shipbuilding. Right in the middle of town is
the picturesque AA Memorial gardens, where you can walk along
beautifully flowered gardens. An imposing building standing
beside the gardens is Georgetown Playhouse Theatre, which
offers local talent for entertainment.
Georgetown is a coastal town and Route 3 ends at the
wharf you’ll have to head back out of town to
continue this tour. After exploring the town you’ll
be ready for a bit of beach, Morrison’s Beach
is about one mile out of town on the right. This beach
is on the Cardigan River and excellent for swimming,
if the tide is low and it is about 5:30 in the evening
watch for a show. It seems at about 5:30 in the evening
all the clams squirt at the same time. Yes, your right
it is a great place to dig clams so get the shoves out
and start filling the bucket. Once you’ve got
your feed of clams, top up the bucket with the river
water and let them soak and spit out the sand before
you steam them.
you’ve had a swim and your ready to continue your tour
head back out on Route 3, west until you come to Route 321
and head into the exceptional harbour town of Cardigan. Cardigan
was a shipbuilding town back in the early 1800’s and
1900’s which came to a close in 1920.
admirably situated on the beautiful Cardigan River,
its two business portions connected by a long graceful
bridge, its main street bordered by businesses, dwellings
and gardens running along the steep northern bank of
the river and each dwelling commanding a full view of
one of the most picturesque scene's in Kings County.
Gone are the fishing fleets, harbors, shipyards and
factories. However, enterprise still flourishes and
fishing boats still head out in the mornings and return
later with their catch. There is an excellent marine
at the wharf where boats can tie up.
of the island treats awaits you at the Cardigan Lobster Suppers.
The island is well know for it’s lobster suppers that
are offered periodically in the local church halls but you can
find them everyday from June to September in Cardigan. Take
a walk along the wharf and enjoy an ice-cream or drop into the
heritage center located on the wharf.
over the hill you’ll find the Cardigan Crafts
Tea Room where you can browse and see local island crafts.
If you continue along the Cardigan River you’ll
come to the Cardigan fish hatchery where you will see
large pools of salmon and trout. Stop in and see a working
enhancement fish hatchery and the Water Science Centre
for interesting information on water and natural resources.
There is a u-fish pond on the trail as well, where you
can catch the big one! Or talk about the one that got
Back on Route 4 go to Pools Corner and head
west on Route 3. As you head inland the sheer beauty of the
landscape of this area will dazzle you. New Perth, Summerville,
Vernon River are the communities that you will pass through.
The ditches are covered by the lupins as are the fields, mingling
with the farms, brooks and ponds all to make the perfect setting
for your memory photos. In Vernon River be sure to drop into
the Farmers Market for fresh vegetables and island treats.
There is also a Post Office located across the road.
If you travel past the Vernon River
turn off on Route 3 you’ll come to Route 212 ,
which will take you to the Avondale Golf Course. This
is an 18 hole course, one of Prince Edward Island's
top rated golf courses where golfers can enjoy the
large bent grass tees and greens, undulating fairways
and strategic trap placement.
Take a left at Route 24, Vernon River
heading South you’ll come to Uigg where the landscape
will entice you to stop and take photos. The many farms
in these rolling hills will have vegetable for sell
along the roadway. They operate on the honor system;
you take the vegetables and leave the money in a box.
field in Uigg